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Star in the East: Krishnamurti-The Invention of a Messiah

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Publisher Comments:

The extraordinary story of Krishnamurti, hailed early in life as the messiah for the 20th century, is told here in the light of a century of changing spiritual attitudes. It is a tale of mysticism, sexual scandals, religious fervor and chicanery, out of which emerged one of the most influential thinkers of modern times. Krishnamurti was "discovered" as a young boy on a beach in India by members of the Theosophical Society, convinced that they had found the new world leader, a spiritual savior as historic and as influential as Jesus himself. By the 1920s he was attracting worldwide press attention and people flocked to his talks in the thousands. In 1922, Krishnamurti broke with the society and set out on a teaching mission of his own as a secular philosopher of spirituality. He ultimately had a career that spanned six decades, founded seven schools, published 50 books and encompassed thousands of talks. This extraordinary story is told for the first time by Roland Vernon in the full light of 20th-century attitudes in a narrative that is as compelling as any novel.

Book News Annotation:

Vernon draws on interviews, correspondence, published works, and other sources to portray the Indian religious leader as objectively as he can, certain that he will offend a few among both Krishnamurti's (1895-1986) followers and detractors. He describes how the young boy was discovered early in the 20th century by members of the Theosophical Society and carefully groomed to be a world leader, and how in 1922 he experienced a spiritual awakening and abandoned the Society to begin his own life of teaching.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Roland Vernon lives in Somerset, England with his wife and children. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

The Boy on the Beach * The Melting Pot * Make Straight the Way * At the Feet of the Master * Moulding a Messiah * Cracking the Mould * In the Presence of the Mighty Ones * Journey to the Heart of Loneliness * Fires in the Forest * Farewell to Things Past * Teaching the World * The Empty Throne

The Boy on the Beach * The Melting Pot * Make Straight the Way * At the Feet of the Master * Moulding a Messiah * Cracking the Mould * In the Presence of the Mighty Ones * Journey to the Heart of Loneliness * Fires in the Forest * Farewell to Things Past * Teaching the World * The Empty Throne


Product Details

ISBN:
9780312238254
Subtitle:
Krishnamurti--The Invention of a Messiah
Author:
Vernon, Roland
Author:
Palgrave
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Theosophy
Subject:
Philosophy, indic
Subject:
Theosophists
Subject:
Spirituality - Mentors and Gurus
Series Volume:
105-847
Publication Date:
20010307
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.51x6.42x1.05 in. 1.29 lbs.

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